Gorgeous 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale goes to auction
July 27, 2014
When we told you last month that Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was heading to auction
in August, we honestly didn't think there would be a more exciting classic car sale all summer. We were wrong.
The late actor's iconic motor will now be joined at Monterey by a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti, just one of three ever built.
Originally designed to be a track racer, motor sport's governing body the FIA ruled it out of competition as it didn't meet the weight requirements at the time. However, one of the Speciales did manage to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965, coming third.
After the initial delivery to its first owner in Italy in 1965, the car was returned to the factory and modified to make it road legal. It underwent further modifications in the years that followed, with the addition of GTO vents to aid cooling.
However, it still retains its original engine that powered it as a racer - a 3.3 litre V12 with six Weber 38 DCN carburettors, producing 320 horsepower. So if you have a few million dirhams to spare on classic prancing horses this summer, book your flight to Monterey, California, now.
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Details: visit rmauctions.com